10/19/05

AM Cutins



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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

We'll be soaking up the
sunshine again today, with highs
soaring to near 80.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has your full Skytracker 7 forecast,
plus the latest on Hurricane
Wilma...coming up.





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GRAPHIC=Explore Park It's the first major test for


plans to turn Virginia's Explore Park
into a family destination resort.

Before moving forward, Deverloper
Larry Vander Maten is seeking zoning
approval.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.

He met with Roanoke County's
Planning Commission yesterday to
discuss his options.

Vander Maten is asking county
planners to allow more permitted uses
for the park.

They range from a golf course,
campgrounds, restaurants and hotels, to
gas stations and convenience stores.

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*CG 2line Larry Vander Maten
Explore Park Developer LARRY VANDER MATEN/EXPLORE PARK
DEVELOPER: YOU WILL HAVE PEOPLE THAT
BY VIRTUE OF CAMPGROUND ACTIVITIES OR
RV ACTIVITIES THAT WILL NEED PERHAPS
THE SERVICES OF A SMALL SHOP OR A
CONVENIENCE STORE BUT WE'RE TALKING
ABOUT LIMITING THAT TO PATRONS IN THE
PARK AND THEIR USE.

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OQ=and their use




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Vander Maten says these are just
possibilities, nothing has been set in
stone.

He has however agreed to only
develop 70-percent of the park, the
other 30 would be kept in its natural
state.

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The Planning Commission could
take up the zoning request either in
December or after the first of the
year.

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GRAPHIC=Roanoke electric Steeel There's an ownership change for


one of Roanoke Valley's largest
companies.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Yesterday, Roanoke Electric Steel
announced it will merge with Steel
Dynamics of Fort Wayne, Indiana --
pending approval from stockholders.

Officials say the agreement is the
best outcome for long-term success.

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INQ=WELL IT'S




*CG 2line T. Joe Crawford
Roanoke Electric Steel President 4149 WELL IT'S GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT
ERA. WE HAVE OPERATED INDEPENDENTLY FOR
50-YEARS, AND THIS COMPANY WAS STARTED
BY JACK HANCOCK IN 1955, AND IT'S BEEN
A SUCCESS STORY NOT ONLY IN THE STEEL
INDUSTRY BUT IN THIS AREA 02


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OQ=IN THIS AREA





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The estimated 250 MILLION dollar
deal includes Roanoke Electric Steel's
two facilities in Roanoke and West
Virginia -- and all of its
subsidiaries.

Steel Dynamics is also expected to
invest between 50 and 80-million
dollars to improve the Roanoke plant.

Officials say a "few" senior
managers may lose their jobs as a
result of the merger.

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GRAPHIC=None Supervisors have approved a


controversial cell phone plan in
Franklin County.

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*CG locator Smith Mt. Lake
File Tape Ntelos wants to add cell phone
equipment to an existing water tower
near the Park Place community at Smith
Mountain Lake.

Opponents said the equipment
would make an eyesore even uglier.

Last night, supervisors O-K'd
the plan for the tower but ordered
several changes for equipment that
needs to be placed on the ground.

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*LEO IN CHROMAKEY LEO IN CHROMAKEY



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GOODBYE!

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

The caribbean is keeping a
close eye on Hurricane Wilma-- but
around here-- just sunshine and
unseasonably warm temperatures.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has details, after the news.





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GRAPHIC=Hold The Virginia Department of


Transportation is taking a closer look
at the 581 - 220 corridor.

And residents say improvements to
the corridor couldn't come soon enough.


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*CG locator Roanoke

The problems are evident to
anyone who drives the highway on
regular basis.

V-DOT engineers have documented
the trouble spots.

Now a third of the way through an
18- month study, planners asked
Roanokers for advice.

V-DOT hopes to have some
recommendations by this time next year.

Planners say some of the smaller
projects could begin to take shape two
to three years after that.

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GRAPHIC=None Virginia's tax dollars are being


gobbled up for needless items-- that's
according to a new book.

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*CG locator Richmond

Citizens Against Government Waste
started writing the Virginia Piglet
Book three years ago.

It's an effort to eliminate
"pork" spending by merging similar
government functions.

It suggests departments like
Corrections could instantly save 34-
million dollars by reducing inventory
levels by 20- percent.

In total- the book points to two-
point- four BILLION dollars in savings.

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INQ=That's not chump change




*CG 2line Sen. Ken Cuccinelli

(R) Centreville


:00



*CG 2line Ellen Qualls
Governor's Communications Director 10:48:45 SEN. KEN CUCCINELLI: THAT'S :08 NOT CHUMP CHANGE IN OUR BUDGET OF 30
BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR THAT'S A PRETTY
SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF THE BUDGET.

10:57:50 ELLEN QUALLS: IT SOUNDS LIKE
THEY WANT TO UNRAVEL THE BUDGET AND TAX
COMPROMISE. THEY WANT TO UNRAVEL A LOT
OF THE BUSINESS- LIKE REFORMS WE PUT IN
PLACE AND THEY REALLY DON'T HAVE THEIR
FACTS STRAIGHT.

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OQ=have their facts straight.





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Governor Warner's Communications
Director says the state has already
done many of the things the book
suggests.

It specifically points to
implementing suggestions made by the
Wilder Commission three years ago.

But Ellen Qualls says all but one
of those suggestions have already been
adopted.

In an effort to make the budget
more transparent, Governor Warner is
changing the format.


His final budget, released this
December, will include goals and
performance measures for every item.

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GRAPHIC=None If your traveling on Route 116 in


Franklin County, you may have noticed a
man-made manure machine.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Or rather a POLITICAL machine
according to one dairy farmer.

Melvin Montgomery says he's fed
up with the mud slinging of politics,
and decided to sling some manure to
illustrate his frustrations.

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INQ=the political arena





*CG 2line Melvin Montgomery
Dairy Farmer 00:21:42-:49 00:21:55-00:22:02

MELVIN MONTGOMERY/DAIRY FARMER-THE
POLITICAL ARENA HAS GOTTEN TOTALLY
UGLY, NASTY AND IT STINKS. IT STINKS.
LITERALLY IT STINKS, JUST LIKE THE
MANURE TRUCK.

THAT'S THE SAD PART, THEY'RE NOT
CONSIDERED ABOUT THEIR JOBS, THEIR
BOUGHT IS DEHUMANIZING THE COMPETITION.

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OQ=the competition





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Montgomery says he's exercising
his first admendment right and is not
directing it at any particular
political party.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly



McBroom.

Our run of mild weather isn't
over yet-- with highs climbing to near
80 this afternoon.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the full Skytracker 7 forecast,
plus an update on Hurricane Wilma, in
just a few minutes.




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GRAPHIC=Roanoke electric Steeel A new owner is taking the helm


of one of Roanoke's largest companies.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Yesterday, Roanoke Electric Steel
announced it will merge with Steel
Dynamics of Fort Wayne, Indiana --
pending approval from stockholders.

Officials say the agreement is the best
outcome for long-term success.

The 250 MILLION dollar deal includes
Roanoke Electric Steel's two facilities
in Roanoke and West Virginia -- and all

of its subsidiaries.

Steel Dynamics is also expected to
invest between 50 and 80-million
dollars to improve the Roanoke plant.

Officials say a "few" senior managers
may lose their jobs as a result of the
merger.

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GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales Fifty-seven people now face


drug charges in Martinvsille.

State and Federal officials
worked in a ten-month undercover
investigation and yesterday a grand
jury handed up a list of charges and
indictments.

Charges range from distribution
of cocaine and marijuana to firearm
violations and embezzlement.
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GRAPHIC=None With the nights getting colder


many of you are turning on the heat.

But expect to pay a full dollar

more this year as heating oil is now up
to $2- 79.

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VO-NAT When the heating oil truck drives


out... it could drive a big hole into
many budgets this year.

Henry Bryant lives in the
country in Elliston and relies on
heating oil.

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INQ=It's going HENRY BRYANT: IT'S GOING TO BE A BITE.


IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG BITE OUT OF THE
FAMILY BUDGET.

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OQ=the family budget.





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Every time this truck pulls up to
Henry Bryant's house and every time the
driver fills up the heating oil tank
outside- it adds up.

Bryant will use the wood stove to
help warm his home- and he says his
family will cut back where they can.

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GRAPHIC=None Experts say have your furnace


checked once a year and lower the

thermostat a little. It CAN make a
difference.

Martin Oil and other companies
offer a budget plan to help people.

There are also energy assistance
programs which can help.

Well have more on those in the
coming days on News 7.

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GRAPHIC=none Water is becoming a scarce


commodity in Big Stone Gap-- mainly
because of a lack of rain and
construction on a dam.

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*CG locator Big Stone Gap

National Guard troops have
been dispatched to the Wise County
town.

The state has okayed a
temporary pipeline from the Powell
River to draw water into a treatment

plant.

Plans are also in motion to
draw water from two neighboring towns.

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